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Items Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s disease’

July 10, 2019

Biomarkers could help early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Early diagnosis will ultimately be essential in the management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Examination of Alzheimer’s biomarkers can improve the prediction of short-term memory decline in middle-age and elderly individuals, according to new research led by Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Clifford Jack, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, Rochester Epidemiology Project


October 10, 2017

Researchers Link Alzheimer’s Gene to Type III Diabetes

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Researchers have known for several years that being overweight and having Type II diabetes can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. But they’re now beginning to talk about another form of diabetes—Type III diabetes—that’s also associated with the neurodegenerative disease. This newly defined diabetes occurs when the neurons in the brain become unable to […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, diabetes


October 3, 2017

Alzheimer’s Researcher Receives MERIT Award

By Lynda de Widt ldewidt

Neuroscientist Guojun Bu, Ph.D., Mary Lowell Leary Professor of Medicine, on Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida, has been selected to receive the prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award. Granted by the National Advisory Council on Aging, the award provides long-term research funding to outstanding principal investigators who have demonstrated success on projects […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, NIH, Tushar Patel


April 2, 2015

Quest for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments: Mitochondria Renders Clues

By bobnellis bobnellis

A research group led by Mayo Clinic neuroscientist Eugenia Trushina, Ph.D, has investigated whether treatment with a small molecule CP2 can prevent the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease  in three animal models of familial Alzheimer’s, an inherited neurodegenerative disorder with symptoms of progressive cognitive decline in aging populations. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s in […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's disease


October 13, 2014

Mayo Physicians Appointed to Florida Alzheimer’s Board

By bobnellis bobnellis

Two Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville specialists in Alzheimer’s disease — neurologist Neill Graff-Radford, M.D., and molecular neuroscientist Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. — have been appointed to Florida’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board. The appointment was made on Oct. 3 by State Surgeon General John Armstrong, M.D., FACS, who is also the Florida Secretary of Health. […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's disease


July 22, 2014

Dr. Younkin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By bobnellis bobnellis

Presenting some new Alzheimer’s discoveries wasn’t the only high point for Mayo Clinic researchers in Copenhagen recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. On July 14, Steven Younkin, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Khalid Iqbal Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of research on the disease. Dr. Younkin is Professor of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic’s campus […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Steven Younkin


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